Academics and Ideology Redux

9 October 2007 at 5:07 pm 3 comments

| Peter Klein |

More on academics and left-liberal ideology. Becker and Posner weigh in with explanations based on demographic change, selection bias, and other structural characteristics of higher education. See also these comments by Ilya Somin (1, 2) and David Bernstein on the new study by Gross and Simmons. David wins the quote-of-the-day prize with this gem:

It turns out, according to the study, that 17.6 of professors in the social scientists consider themselves Marxists. Only academics doing a survey of other academics could possibly think that this is low.

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  • 1. Twofish  |  9 October 2007 at 5:49 pm

    My theory is that most potential academics who aren’t left-leaning end up in the world of business and not in universities.

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